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Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 review

£29.88 inc VAT

Manufacturer: Kaspersky Lab

Our Rating: We rate this 4 out of 5 User Rating: Our users rate this 5 out of 10

Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 is an internet security suite that benefits from quick scanning and good adware blocking. [Updated, March 17 2009.]

Kaspersky's latest security package offers an attractive combination of features and protection

The antivirus scans files on access, on demand, or on schedule. Scans are fast, the support is good, the detection rates are among the best in its class – as a result AV-Comparatives has awarded Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 an Advanced certification level. Most antivirus products that offer email protection just scan the POP3 and SMTP email but KIS also scans IMAP email and Usenet (NNTP) traffic. Plug-ins are available for Outlook, Windows Live, Thunderbird and The Bat!

Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 now features a number of security analysers, essentially a set of wizards designed to improve general PC security. The main one makes good system suggestions such as disabling autorun on drives. It can usefully check your browser security settings and tighten them for you. This worked for IE but Firefox 3.0 was ignored.

Previous releases of Kaspersky Internet Security didn’t do so well on defeating key-loggers so it’s nice to see the inclusion of another new feature, a virtual keyboard, which makes the entering of data worth stealing more secure.

Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 Expert Verdict »

Windows XP Home/XP Pro/XP x64 (300MHz or higher processor, minimum 256MB RAM)
Vista 32- or 64-bit (800MHz or higher processor, minimum 512MB RAM)
50MB free hard disk space
IE 5.5 or higher
  • Ease of Use: We give this item 8 of 10 for ease of use
  • Features: We give this item 8 of 10 for features
  • Value for Money: We give this item 8 of 10 for value for money
  • Overall: We give this item 8 of 10 overall

Kaspersky Internet Security 2009’s interface and default settings could be better, but the suite provides respectable protection at a reasonable price.

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